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Web Design Reference Guide

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Last updated Oct 17, 2003.

The following Web sites are great resources for additional information:

  • Lorem Ipsum Generator — When you need dummy text for use in layouts to see how things look, this is a great tool so you don't have to type nonsense like sklJFLK DF 94lksdf klj weflkj. Select the number of paragraphs, words, bytes, or lists to generate dummy text. Another place is The Motherlode's Lorem Ipsum Generator 2.

  • Stanford-Poynter Eye-Tracking Study. The study provides insight on how we read online, which is different from reading a newspaper or a book.

  • Crawford Kilian's Writing for the Web Resources provides a list of resources to help you understand how to make the most of a site's text.

  • Sun's Web Writing Guidelines. Jakob Nielsen is the author of these guidelines in which Sun indicates it improved its site's usability by 159% and 124% by rewriting the content according to the guidelines.